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E-Blast: FFY 2019 Afterschool Care Program Funding Opportunity

March 2, 2018 10:21 AM

***Afterschool Care Program Funding Opportunity Notice ***

The DFCS Afterschool Care Program would like to announce the release of the Afterschool Care Program Statement of Need (SoN) for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019. This Statement of Need Announcement has been issued by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Afterschool Care Program to seek proposals from non-profit organizations and public agencies that provide quality out-of-school time programs and services to youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Out-of-school time programs funded through this SoN must serve youth and families within low-to-moderate income communities and the foster care system within the state of Georgia based on the eligibility guidelines outlined. The Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services and Afterschool Care Program reserve the right to make any updates or omissions to this SoN while it is posted and reserve the right the cancel this SoN at any time.

NOTICE FOR CURRENT CONTRACTORS: All current Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 contractors of the DFCS Afterschool Care Program MUST respond to this SoN based on the guidelines herein if seeking consideration for funding for FFY 2019. A prior award or current contract with DHS/DFCS is not a guarantee or commitment for continued or future funding.

Statement of Need Release Date
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Application and Proposal Submission Date
 Friday, April 13, 2018 – 3:00 PM, EST

FFY 2019 Statement of Need (SoN) Mandatory Information Session

All organizations and agencies who would like to submit an application for funding consideration for FFY 2019 MUST ensure a representative from their organization/agency attends a mandatory SoN Information Session. The sessions will provide information regarding program requirements and new submission protocol. Sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) – 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337.  There will be three opportunities to attend the mandatory information session on this day – 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM or 6:00 PM. 
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Loudermilk Conference Center – 40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.  There will be one opportunity to attend the mandatory information session on this day – 11:00 AM.

Each offered session will cover the same information. An agency does not have to attend all three sessions. Only one session is required to submit an application for funding consideration.  Each session will offer the required information for application and new submission requirements for FFY 2019. There is no pre-registration required however space is limited.  Early arrival is strongly suggested to secure a spot in the preferred session.  There is a cost for parking.  Participants should bring cash for parking amounts.

Please Note:  The instructions to access the FFY 2019 Afterschool Care Program Statement of Need (SoN) document will be provided at each Mandatory Information Session. Information Session doors will close 5 minutes after the indicated start time of each session.  You must remain in the session room throughout the entire duration of the Information Session in order to receive your Confirmation of Attendance for Proposal Submission and Application Submission Access Information and Instructions. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.  Additionally, all travel, lodging and parking expenses incurred for attendance to the Mandatory Information Sessions are not the responsibility of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services or DFCS Afterschool Care Program and will not be reimbursed.  All attendees are responsible for their travel, lodging and parking expenses.